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2016 Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Barossa Valley Shiraz

2016 Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Barossa Valley Shiraz


2016 Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Barossa Valley Shiraz

Price $150.00
Case (12)
Price $1,800.00

Tasting Notes

Tasting Note

Deep magenta, purple on rim.
Alluring, invoking.
Sweet, aromatic, spicy (cardamom, cinnamon, lavender) ... can aromas of butter chicken be mentioned in this context, in a tasting note?!
Ascent of tangelo/blood orange spikes – propelling a chinotto/citrus lift.
Dusty white chocolate, cocoa butter, and Italian temptations – panna cotta, zabaglione ... and what can only be an illusion of tiramisu!
Oak – bound to be lurking there somewhere! Camouflaged? Decant more aggressively to reveal?

Conceded. It is: glossy, flamboyant, ostentatious. Is not: over-ripe, alcoholic, extracted.
Thereby hits the stylistic Barossa/shiraz bulls-eye ... with a little help from fastidiously selected French oak.
This oak tightens/focuses/encapsulates. Simultaneously structurally tackled by embracing, ripe tannins.
This fruit is then surely shrouded, submissive? Never. Archetypal blueberry bavarois and blackberry fruits brazenly strut across the palate.
Dense, bountiful, and was there mention of lengthhhhhhhh ...?!

Technical Information

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2016
Appellation Barossa Valley
Blend Shiraz
Oak Treatment 12 months in French oak hogsheads (72% new)
Alcohol % 14.5%
Enclosure Type Cork
pH 3.72


Peter Gago - Chief Winemaker

Peter joined the winemaking team in 1989, initially in the craftsmanship of sparkling wines, before moving on to reds as Penfolds Red Wine Maker. In 2002 Peter became the fourth ever Chief Winemaker for Penfolds. Together with his fellow winemakers, Peter’s careful custodianship has ensured that Grange and the other ‘older’ members of the Penfolds family, have continued to set the benchmark for their style and quality, while new additions to the range push the boundaries ever wider.


2016 Vintage

The 2016 Barossa Valley harvest was outstanding, for both yield and quality. Autumn and winter were dry and cool with the Barossa Valley 100mm down on the long-term average winter rainfall. Record low rainfall and much warmer weather prevailed through September to December. The vines were given some relief in January and February when cooler conditions were recorded. The relatively mild ‘Indian summer’, characterised by an absence of extreme heat, ensured the fruit was able to ripen evenly, developing desirable flavours and firm tannins.